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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dredge  \Dredge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dredged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dredging}.] 
  To  catch  or  gather  with  a  dredge;  to  deepen  with  a  dredging 
  machine.  --R.  Carew. 
 
  {Dredging  machine},  a  machine  (commonly  on  a  boat)  used  to 
  scoop  up  mud,  gravel,  or  obstructions  from  the  bottom  of 
  rivers,  docks,  etc.,  so  as  to  deepen  them 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dredge  \Dredge\,  n.  [OE.  dragge,  F.  drag['e]e,  dredge,  also 
  sugar  plum;  cf  Prov.  dragea,  It  treggea  corrupted  fr  LL 
  tragemata  pl.,  sweetmeats,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  gnaw.] 
  A  mixture  of  oats  and  barley.  [Obs.]  --Kersey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dredge  \Dredge\,  n.  [F.  dr[`e]ge,  dreige,  fish  net,  from  a  word 
  akin  to  E.  draw;  cf  D.  dreg,  dregge,  small  anchor,  dregnet 
  dragnet.  ????.  See  {Draw}.] 
  1.  Any  instrument  used  to  gather  or  take  by  dragging;  as: 
  a  A  dragnet  for  taking  up  oysters,  etc.,  from  their 
  beds. 
  b  A  dredging  machine. 
  c  An  iron  frame,  with  a  fine  net  attached,  used  in 
  collecting  animals  living  at  the  bottom  of  the  sea. 
 
  2.  (Mining)  Very  fine  mineral  matter  held  in  suspension  in 
  water.  --Raymond. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dredge  \Dredge\,  v.  t. 
  To  sift  or  sprinkle  flour,  etc.,  on  as  on  roasting  meat. 
  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  {Dredging  box}. 
  a  Same  as  2d  {Dredger}. 
  b  (Gun.)  A  copper  box  with  a  perforated  lid;  --  used  for 
  sprinkling  meal  powder  over  shell  fuses.  --Farrow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dredge 
  n  :  a  machine  to  remove  material  from  a  channel  or  riverbed 
  v  1:  cover  before  cooking;  "dredge  the  chicken  in  flour  before 
  frying  it" 
  2:  drag,  usually  the  bottom  of  a  body  of  water  [syn:  {drag}] 
  3:  remove  with  a  dredge,  usually  from  a  bottom  of  a  body  of 
  water 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dredge 
  (Job  24:6).  See  {CORN}. 
 




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